Best States in the U.S.A.


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There should be no debate about this Florida is hot and humid. In southern California the temperature can be in the mid 60's all year round. In northern California it provides some of the best and most scenic national parks in the world including yosemite, sequoia, and Kings Canyon. When people think of California they think of the beach and big cities but they don't seem to remember the variety of places to visit that this wonderful state has.
The guy below me that said it is in the mid 60's all year round: you're an idiot and you clearly don't live in California if you believe that laugh out loud I lived their for 18 years. Hated every minute. Crowded, expensive, rude people. This and New York are 2 of the worst states to live in. Only plus side of California: Orange County, the beach, anywhere except LA, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Basically anywhere but the big cities.
California hands down. It has the most to offer for places to visit. It has the most breathtaking scenery in all the country. Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Ocean, and Yosemite to mention a few. It has the best weather. It also has many outstanding wineries throughout the state which are located in beautiful surroundings. It's great to live in a place where you can travel close by and have so much to offer!
[Newest]The best of everything!

2New York
The lake effect snow is awesome! (Especially Tug Hill) Florida completely sucks in all ways and only the mountains of California are good.
I've been to the adirondacks in the upstate region and the landscape there is epic, ancient looking forests of pine, beech, and hemlock, towering granite cliffs, and nice clean lakes, but I never got the chance to see the city though
New York has so many cool attractions like the Statue of Liberty, The Empire and Chrysler buildings!
[Newest]New York has the Statue of Liberty and it has the biggest city in the us. Most events happen there.

Florida is my favorite state BY FAR! It has gorgeous beaches, amazing cities, and Disney World, which is my favorite amusement park :) I LOVE FLORIDA! I know the drivers are terrible, but all of the other amazing experiences it has to offer make up for that one downside! Florida is amazing <3
I Live in florida and let me tell it pretty awesome especially because has nice weather all the time and its the state that doesn't also its known for its great beaches/ Florida is where all NASA Shuttles take off Including Apollo 13 And florida is amazing Orlando, Miami, clearwater, and Tampa.
I know I'm probably going to get shot for putting this above California, but let's face it, Florida is the best of all. It has beautiful beaches, TONS of amazing amusement parks, great cities (MIAMI), and tons of other attractions that make this the best state in America!


[Newest]What makes this state beautiful is the ocean.

Texas is the great state you can say every bad thing you want about Texas but every one loves the lone star state and you can't deny that
Even though it is hot it is still a nice place to live. Austin Dallas and everything else!
Two Six Flags parks, good beaches, Dallas, and Austin make this state AWESOME
[Newest]In the summer, the state is hot and lovely.

Cold winters and summers that are not that hot. I love winter, so our cold and deep snow and below zero is beautiful.
I live in Bloomington, it's nice and quiet and safe and we have the Mall of America. The Twin Cities are not dangerous, they are safe and so much fun. We have the best changing leaves in the fall, with gigantic leaf piles.
I have three daughters (eleven, nine, and three), and a dog. I consider this the best place to raise kids.
MOA (as us Minnesotans call it) has an American Girl Store (we love AG), an INDOOR amusement park (our favorites are the log chute and the Backyardigans Swing), a movie theater, an aquarium, and more.
There's Irvine Park in St. Paul, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis.
Minnesota is the best state ever and there is always something to do. Bloomington is a suburb of Twin Cities, so we are part of the Twin Cities, not outstate!
State of Hockey. State of the Accent. Only State with a town that has two official Languages, New Ulm, MN (English, German)

This place is GORGEOUS! I love it! Every corner of Hawaii is beautiful and amazing!
Hawaii is the best place for vacation. It is a clean island with a lot of excitement.
Maui, I am going there this summer of 2013.

Colorado is the best state ever! We have mountains, awesome ski resorts, and red rocks ampitheater, known as the best place in america to see a concert! You will die an unhappy person if you don't go to Colorado!
In southern cities like Colorado Springs Or Pueblo, it is sunny and beautiful like New Mexico.

I live only an hour south of downtown Chicago, and the city is beautiful, epic architecture, great music, and amazing food, the only issue is the gangs in the outlying neighborhoods, but Illinois has some scenic places as well like starved rock, and garden of the gods
Chicago AKA the Windy City is a nice place to be. A lot of job opportunities right by Lake Michigan and has the 2nd tallest building in the world.
if you have to live in this country do it in Illinois


9North Carolina
Friendly people, fairly cold winters, and hot summers. Pepsi was invented in North Carolina and so was airplanes. Great beaches, and lots of things to do!
Mountains, Foothills, Beaches, Fantastic Food, Our State Magazine, face it... North Carolina has it all.
Charlotte is the place to be!
I have almost spent 1 day here!

The Keystone State has been home to the Nation's capitol (Philadelphia 6xs, Lancaster, & York), the Birthplace of the nation, the first true religious freedom state, First place of protest against slavery in the U.S. A, some of the biggest manufactures reside in the state (US Steel, Heinz, Hershey), Home to many of the countries first and/or oldest (Bank, Fire department, University, Art Museum, Zoo, Library system, Medical School, and literally almost every else. ) The geographical makeup of the state is also very diverse, as well as the people and animals which inhabit the state. Pennsylvania is indeed a VERY underrated state.
Pennsylvania is by far the most underrated state. It has preserved its culture and beauty. Sometimes I think you haven't lived in America until you've toured the Amish and historic areas of the state. Plus, you can't forget that Philadelphia is here, history and all. And what would we do without Hershey's?

The Contenders

The land of cheese and beer, need I say anymore, where else can you expeirance all types of weather in four days?
Cold winters and great cheese! Friendly people and so many friendly people.
Wisconsin is beautiful and the people are friendly, places like Ashland, Bayfield, LaCrosse, And the dells are awesome, good food as well

Where else could you find beautiful scenery and rivers? Maine! Friendly people, quiet, and beautiful.

Lakes, mountains, cold winters and chilly summers, and kind people. Awesome!

Cedar Point is one of the greatest amusement parks I've ever been to, Cincinnati is a great city, and the whole state is just a beautiful place
They have rebelled against the government and failed 5 times.


Ohio has every thing really cars the first person to step on the moon everyone is an idiot.

Washington. You can find a happy medium for all. As far as the person who disputed the 60s weather and said they lived there for 18 years and is sucked? Does that mean you lived in every part?

There would be no Washington DC if it were not for Maryland. It may not be the best state ever, but it is an extremely important one.
Maryland is the best state, not California!


Maryland rocks the most, not California!

Lots of snow. Oregon has the best rain and gardens. It's great!
I am from Oregon but I now live in Texas. Oregon is awesome ith fresh air huge trees and large hills

What is Virginia doing on this list? This state is the WORST! Rude people, Ghetto, and this place is disgusting. The only good thing about Virginia is Bucsh Gardens. that's IT.
I may go there to see my 63 year old aunt.

Uh... Have you seen our National Parks. That's right. Utah has everything from the best snow on Earth, to beaches by our Great Salty lake. We get wonderfully warm summers and beautiful white Christmas's. Yeah. Utah is the best ever!
We are the best. How is Nebraska better than Utah? Can anyone answer me this question? The answer to that riddle is no.

A lot of people have cottages up in Michigan and you could go fishing in a bunch of lakes to choose from. Pure Michigan.
Detroit is awesome and probably has the greatest airport in America
I live in South East Michigan but Northern Michigan is way better.


Tennessee is awesome. I just think woke people are to lazy to come to Tennessee. Tennessee is fabulous.


Tennessee is the best state ever

Yeah that's right! Warm weather, good education. The only thing missing is a beach, but WHO CARES?!?! There's pools, resorts, good community, SUN TANS! Best state EVER! One reason other states have more votes is OVERPOPULATION! (no offense, they're great, but you got NOTHING on AZ! )
The desert is a great place to look at in the sun.
It has so much variety and beauty

People are nice, in Indianapolis, they have the #1 children's museum in the United States! Also, lots of sports and fun museums to go around! Even in the biggest metropolitan area in the state totaling at over 1.7 million, (Carmel-Indianapolis) prices for houses are very reasonable! Also, there are nice colleges, like Purdue University.
We have colleges, colts, Indianapolis and fort Wayne, and best of all CORN! So lets be honest everybody loves corn!
Indiana is the second largest producer of ice cream...
Has lots of country rural areas...
Has some of the best hospitality in the world...
But who can say no to ICECREAM...especially indiana's hommade!

I do like some other states more but I feel so bad for Massachusetts because it's 38! Boston, Cambridge, Cape Call of Duty, Martha's Vineyard...
Boston is a popular city and they have the 2013 World Series baseball camps.
Boston is a huge, beautiful city, and I love the weather.

Provides food for the whole world. Mile after mile of corn fields. Lots of pigs and cows.10% of the countries food is from Iowa. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITH OUT IT!


Iowa rocks so shut up. the whole state doesn't smell I would know
Iowa rocks. #1 In literatue. Iowa is home to Ashton Cutcher, Grant wood, & Herbert Hoover.

26North Dakota
Quiet, cold, and beautiful. So much to do in North Dakota!

Montana is so pretty. It is a awesome state. Yellowstone National Park is in Montana.


Georgia has lakes, good weather, four seasons, nice people, diversity, black women and ATLANTA. I live here and can't get out of here. It's safe, there are jobs, nice people, it's affordable, fun and much more. Come and find out for yourself. Other states suck big time.
You know I'm going to vote Georgia because I live here----I think most people did the same thing for their states :) I don't have anything against any other states but I like them all! They're all unique!
Jekyll Island is a beauty and the place to be.
[Newest]I Love Georgia because the big Sports teams

Great colleges! Amazing, clean cities to live in! People are also very friendly!
Since I live here I feel obligated to vote for it... But it's not that bad..

30South Carolina
I live in Columbia and it's a really good place to live! The education may not be the BEST in the US but we still learn what we need to learn in order to be successful in life! The city is very nice, the state parks are great, and the people are friendly! South Carolina is really not as bad as people say it is. It's a great place!
Nothing could be finer than being in Carolina...

Nebraska has really good places to get jobs. It also has decent weather in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. We don't get earthquakes, tsunamis, nor hurricanes. We do have tornados (rarely), hailstorms/snowstorms, thunderstorms/rainstorms, and very, very few floods though. Nebraska has a high education system. In my opinion, Omaha is the best city there.
+Nebraska is crazy bad weather no jobs NOTHING

I live in and was born in Louisville and how is this not top 3? Muhammad Ali, KFC, And 2 straight NCAA Championships from Kentucky.


33South Dakota
More wars and history than any other state, not to mention Crazy Horse and Rushmore. This state has everything, except for fame apparently

People are very friendly, cost of living is reasonable, lots of casinos and after having lived here the last couple of years, after living in 8 other states, MS 'image' is much worse than what it's really like here... I think it's got to be the most 'lied' about state in the nation.

35New Jersey
If you don't live in Newark, Trenton, Camden, Paterson, or any other ghetto here you will live in a great neighborhood at most 1 hour from either NYC or Philly, 2 of the greatest cities in the world. Jersey shore isn't trash like MTV portrays it. You should check out towns here like Franklin Lakes, Saddle River, Alpine, Upper Saddle River, Mendham, Mountain Lakes, the rest of Morris County, Somerset County, Essex Fells, Montclair, West Orange, Livingston, Cherry Hill, Princeton, and places like this. The wealth here is crazy. Your hair will be blown back. This is what Jersey really is. Go to Long Beach Island for a weekend and tell me you want to leave and I'll call you the biggest liar ever for saying that. (Which you are)
welcome to the richest, coolest, densest, former smartest, underrated, east coast, home to the most talented people- state in America. p. s. Atlantic City rules!
Cold winters, sunny summers, friendly people, and nice and quiet! New Jersey rocks!

I simply can not think of a single downside. No crime, beautiful nature, good economy, civil liberties galore. I think the likes of Washington and Franklin, the great men who built this nation, would be impressed with the world of Vermont.

Las Vegas really makes Nevada popular. If you go there you at least come home with $100.
The warm and hot desert makes it a great state.


There is so much to love about Connecticut.


41New Hampshire

42Rhode Island


44New Mexico
It is a beautiful state and the state to have the most culture, really neat and awesome state. Beautiful time for hiking
Nice and warm weather is just what we need.


46West Virginia

I got family down in Arkansas, the northern part is beautiful, lots of caves, wildlife, and crystal clear spring fed rivers, and their southern American culture still lives on like it has for the past century
Arkansas got that southern pride! Once you visit the southern delta of Arkansas, youll find true simple living! And a little of mamma's cornbread! THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!




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